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Puerto Vallarta Typical Local Dishes

Puerto Vallarta Typical Local Dishes | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Puerto Vallarta, as you'd expect, has a wide variety of options when it comes to eating. What you wouldn't expect is the exceptional quality of the food you're offered here.

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Gwen Stefani Beach: Singer Shows Off Toned Beach Body

Gwen Stefani Beach: Singer Shows Off Toned Beach Body | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Hey there, hot mama! Gwen Stefani enjoyed some fun in the sun on Monday while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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1001 places to visit before you die | Tulum, Mexico

1001 places to visit before you die | Tulum, Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

The southernmost town on the 80-mile strip of sand referred to as the Riviera Maya, Tulum has always been a perfect getaway from Cancun to see the Mayan ruins. Only well-traveled European backpackers would consider spending the night in one of the bungalows on the beach. Lately, however, a small sampling of all-inclusive resorts have opened in this sleepy seaside town.

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Hello from Tijuana

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Hi Andreas, sorry for not posting for so long, I am in Tijuana, Mexico, where my La Frontera exhibition (above during the installation) and my workshop went really well. At least I want to share some of my favorite 'fake polaroids' I shot here while continuing my work on the project about artists along the US-Mexican border. I will post those images here at some point ... Until soon, all the best from wonderful Tijuana !!

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Mexico City : A New Surrealist Face for Street Art

Mexico City : A New Surrealist Face for Street Art | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Of course the Mexicans are not strangers to art on the streets; “great Latin American muralists” is a phrase almost synonymous with Mexico and names like Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros coming to mind.
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Pope's Mexico visit puts spotlight on magical town

Pope's Mexico visit puts spotlight on magical town | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
A visit by Pope Benedict XVI scheduled to begin March 23 will put Guanajuato in the spotlight. But even before you take in its rich history, the scenery of a city built in a canyon at 6,600 feet (2,000 meters) will sweep you away.
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Last Stop, Yucatan.

Last Stop, Yucatan. | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
I spent 20 minutes trying to come up with a clever title, not much rhymes with Yucatan. I thought maybe YuCAtaN DO IT! but then gave up on that.
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A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight

A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
More and more people are raising stingless, or meloponine, bees, which produce a broad variety of honey, some of it with medicinal uses.
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Secrets of the Yucatan. Episode Two: Sistema Camilo Diving and Caving Films

Secrets of the Yucatan. Episode Two: Sistema Camilo Diving and Caving Films | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Cave diving in Sistema Camilo in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula...
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Impressions » Mexico – The Yucatan Peninsula

Impressions » Mexico – The Yucatan Peninsula | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

This year we spent our winter vacation in the Yucatan peninsula, mostly in the northern part of it. We again betrayed our beloved Thailand…But the flight to Cancun is so much shorter and cheaper, that it made our choice. The trip started at night of the 21 st of January. We left our home in Rockville after 11 pm, did some mosquito net and repellent shopping on the way and reached Las Vegas pretty late in the night. Visited Bellagio, which had the Chinese New Year theme at its greenhouse Atrium. Just plain beautiful, done with taste, dragons and kids made of flowers…

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Hiking in Cabo San Lucas

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“There are a number of hiking alternatives in the Los Cabos area but one you might not have thought of is hiking in the Pedregal community. This community is located in Cabo San Lucas and built on a desert mountain, referred to as The Pedregal Mountain. Homes on what we call the marina side have views of downtown Cabo San Lucas, the marina and bay. Homes on the other side of the Pedregal Mountain have views of the Pacific Ocean.”

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Unforgettable Trips To Mexico City

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A visit to Mexico City is a unique tourist experience that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.
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Another Beautiful Mazatlan Sunday Bike Ride

Another Beautiful Mazatlan Sunday Bike Ride | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

I ride my bike a lot in Mazatlan. It is a great town for bike riding, at least as far as I'm concerned. Some people are put off by the traffic (pedestrian and vehicular), but I think it adds to the excitement and challenge.

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Vallarta Botanical Gardens

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A new addition to the things you can do and enjoy in the area: Vallarta Botanical Gardens. There are some older botanical gardens in the area, but this one guarantees a fun and educational day trip.

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Puerto Morelos Cooks | Yucatán Cuisine

Puerto Morelos Cooks | Yucatán Cuisine | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Yucatecan cuisine is very original which mixes ancient Maya dishes with Old World cookery. Some of the yucatán flavors are corn, tomatoe, turkey, pork, venison and onions of sweet potatoe and annato, of the habanero peper and, of course honey, squash, pumpkin, and seeds.

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James Taylor - Mexico

This is a live performance of Mexico recorded in the AOL Sessions studio in 2005. It is the ONLY copy on Youtube. Its AWESOME!
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Grand Velas: Contender for Top Cuisine

Grand Velas: Contender for Top Cuisine | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

While some all-inclusive resorts may be content with providing basic foods in overcooked buffets with no real flavor, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit strive to provide gourmet cuisine at every turn.

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A Peek Behind Merida’s Shutters - Blissful Adventures

A Peek Behind Merida’s Shutters - Blissful Adventures | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

At first glance most of the city streets of Merida appear to be a Mexican version of the Victorian terraces of working-class England; meager two up/two down houses with a communal bathroom at the end of the street and an open sewer running down the middle...

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Free Mega-Mixer in Ensenada for international residents, 15 March.

Free Mega-Mixer in Ensenada for international residents, 15 March. | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Baja California free mixer for international residents 15 March 2012. U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials have been invited to answer questions.
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Xoloitzcuintli, dog of ancient Aztecs, the new kid in town at U.S. show | The Raw Story

Xoloitzcuintli, dog of ancient Aztecs, the new kid in town at U.S. show | The Raw Story | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

NEW YORK — It has been around for over 3,000 years, but Mexico’s famous, usually hairless, “Xolo” dog is making a big splash as a “new breed” at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show here this week.

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Show a slice of Baja California’s leisure life

Show a slice of Baja California’s leisure life | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
In the KPBS-TV travel show “Crossing South,” host Jorge Meraz focuses on a range of leisure activities in his native Baja California.
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Xplor Adventure Park in the Riviera Maya

Xplor Adventure Park in the Riviera Maya | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

If you are looking for adventure in the Riviera Maya, spend a day at Xplor, an adventure park located just south of Playa del Carmen.

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Retiring to Mazatlan: When is a walk, not a walk?

Retiring to Mazatlan: When is a walk, not a walk? | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

“Married couples do things differently. For example, Hub lives to scuba dive...while I love to shop, and on occasion we do things together... like walking, which is enjoyable, great exercise and in Maz there’s lots to see, even while enjoying a leisurely stroll.”

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The 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference, Mexico ...

The 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference, Mexico ... | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
One of my regular contributors*, Ted Druch, emailed me to say that he's directing the next Writers Conference at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sadly, I'm too far away but for anyone less geographically-challenged, here are the ...

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